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Residents are issued an orange alert

May 13, 2009
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Residents are issued an orange alert

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Thousands of people on the west side of the city found what appeared to be parking tickets on their windshields over the weekend. Instead of getting a fine, residents got an earful. The orange fliers were adorned with the Revere Police logo and were informational in nature, saying “City Violation”...

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Kershaw sets school record

May 13, 2009
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Kershaw sets school record

Taren Kershaw set a new Revere High School (RHS) record in the 400 meter run last week, breaking a record that had stood for 26 years that had been set by Chris Haney in 1983. Taren initially bettered Haney’s time of 65.5 with a 65.3 clocking in a meet with Salem last Monday and...

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The whole spectrum – Newcomers and familiar faces pull nomination papers

May 13, 2009
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Forget the Preakness Stakes and the Kentucky Derby – another local horse race is about to take center stage, and it has nothing to do with horses. The City Election officially kicked off last Wednesday when nomination papers became available. Nomination papers are required for a candidate to get on...

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Council approves $10 million bond for school improvements

May 13, 2009
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Put the buckets away and take off those coats in the summer, as city councillors have approved borrowing $10 million to fix various problems in several local schools, including the Beachmont School roof and the heating system in the Lincoln School. At the request of the mayor, councillors approved a...

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Harsh Realities – Galluccio sizes up our state’s budget woes

May 13, 2009
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This week’s Revere Journal contains a letter written by State Sen. Anthony Galluccio to some of the elected officials in his district, including, naturally, Mayor Thomas Ambrosino. The letter is noteworthy for its bluntness and candor. It’s not the kind of correspondence that elected officials usually throw out for public consumption. We applaud Galluccio...

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Meters on the Beach – In the end, effort probably not worth it

May 13, 2009
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We have long been advocates of installing parking meters at Revere Beach, so we find ourselves agreeing with Councillor-at-Large Dan Rizzo’s motion to do so. However, our strong support for such a measure was more meaningful before the sidewalks running the length of the beach were redone by the Department of Conservation and Recreation...

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Obituaries – 05/12/09

May 13, 2009
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Diana Borgosano, 62 North Andover resident Diana M. (Ferrario) Borgosano of North Andover, formerly of Revere, died on May 2. She was 62 years old. Born in Revere, she was a salesperson for a shoe company. She was the beloved wife of Anthony Borgosano of North Andover; loving daughter of Margaret (Verrengia) Ferrairo of...

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Revere Police reinstate dog unit courtesy of Homeland Security funding

May 6, 2009
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Revere Police reinstate dog unit courtesy of Homeland Security funding

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com In a climate where more than a handful of Revere police officers have recently hit the ranks of the unemployed, there’s one officer on the force who’s willing to work for peanuts, or more likely, kibble. That officer is no ordinary cop. He is the department’s new K-9 officer, a...

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Girls track team performs well vs. Malden, Salem

May 6, 2009
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Girls track team performs well vs. Malden, Salem

A number of coach Peter DiGiulio’s Lady Patriot track team members turned in fine performances this past week in their meets with Malden and Salem. Monday’s encounter with Malden was a tale of two meets, one track, one field, as the Lady Patriots held a 42-33 edge in the track events, but Malden’s dominance...

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Chaos on the Beach – Incident highlights the need for contingency plans

May 6, 2009
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Last week’s chaotic and ineffectual public safety response to the invasion of Revere Beach by about 3,000 Boston school students who played hookey proved that there are no contingency plans in effect with the State Police or Revere Police to maintain public safety during a crisis. The State Police response to the invasion was...

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Skippers leave residents with a sinking feeling – City outraged about chaotic scene; public safety officials defend their response

May 6, 2009
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com The digital revolution hit Revere Beach with a force last Tuesday formerly unseen in this community, as thousands of mostly Boston Public School students descended on the beach for a skip day that was covertly coordinated by phone text messaging and Internet chat groups. The crowds of teens were estimated...

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Heroic officers rise above the tide, pull youngsters to safety off of Revere Beach

May 6, 2009
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Journal Staff Report Three Eastie pre-teens struggled against the rising tide last Sunday evening as they stood marooned on the breakers off Revere Beach. They screamed for help as the water continued to roll in, and they began to submerge further and further underneath its cold embrace. It was a dire situation, and it...

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DeFraia hits for the cycle for softball team

May 6, 2009
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Although the Revere High softball team has hit a rough patch in the past two weeks, some of the individual Lady Patriots have been on a tear. Sophomore Ashley DeFraia, who has seen duty at first base and in center field, enjoyed a career day (the first of what no doubt will be many...

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Terenzi leading the way for Patriot baseball team

May 6, 2009
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The Revere High baseball continues to hit the ball well, but thus far has been unable to find success in the pitching department. A case in point was last Wednesday’s 8-5 loss to Marblehead, in which the Patriots grabbed an early 4-0 lead, but were unable to keep their opponents at bay the rest...

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RHS girls tennis team on the upswing

May 6, 2009
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The Revere High girls tennis team has been making great strides this season. Coach Carla Maniscalco’s Lady Patriots almost knocked off highly rated Marblehead last Wednesday, falling short by a tight 3-2 margin, and then appeared headed for a certain victory against Saugus on Friday until the rains came. “The girls are working hard...

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RHS netmen continue to play well

May 6, 2009
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Although the Revere High boys tennis team saw its record drop below .500 (4-5) this past week, RHS head coach Mike Flynn is very optimistic about his team’s chances for success over the last half of the season. “We played three tough opponents,” noted Flynn, “and even though we weren’t able to get a...

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Obituaries – 05.06.09

May 6, 2009
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Virginia Melchionno, 87 Travel agent Virginia L. (Cutler) Melchionno of Revere, beloved wife of the late Antonio “Hank” Melchionno, died on May 5, 2009, at the age of 87. She graduated from Revere High School in 1939 and was employed as a travel agent. She was the former past president of St. Mary’s Sodality....

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A Monumental task (literally)

April 30, 2009
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A Monumental task (literally)

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com The cemetery monument business rarely meets the world of Hollywood, but last year, both worlds collided when Woodlawn Memorials on the Revere-Everett line was asked to create three very crucial headstones for the upcoming blockbuster movie, “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past”. Dave DeFilippo, co-owner of Woodlawn Memorials, said he’s never been...

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Sports

April 30, 2009
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Sports

RHS track girls sprint past Winthrop The Revere High (RHS) girls track team, despite being shorthanded because of a rescheduled meet during vacation week, won its second straight meet of the season with a runaway 81-46 triumph over Winthrop last Thursday. The victory raised the Revere girls’ record to 2-1 on the season. “A...

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Kenny Hill, 66, was a former Ward 5 City Councillor, realtor, assessor

April 30, 2009
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Kenny Hill, 66, was a former Ward 5 City Councillor, realtor, assessor

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Kenny Hill was not the kind of guy who would pass you by on the street without a wave and a gentleman’s greeting. In fact, if ever there were a friendly face on Broadway or in the Point of Pines neighborhood, then it was the smiling face of Kenny Hill...

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